Are Siberian Cats Hypoallergenic?

Are Siberian cats Hypoallergenic? If you suffer from allergies, you may have heard about the mythical Siberian cat breed. These cats are often touted as being good for people with allergies. But if you’ve ever seen a Siberian cat, the first thing you’ll notice is her long fur coat. This might make you wonder: Are Siberian cats hypoallergenic after all? The Truth About Siberian Cats Before we talk about Siberians, we must first understand the cause of cat allergies. First, cat allergies are not caused by cat hair. Instead, people who are allergic to cats are allergic to a protein called Fel-D1, which is produced in their saliva. When a cat grooms herself by licking her coat, she spreads Fel-D1 all over her body. Siberian cats are considered hypoallergenic because they produce less of the Fel-D1 protein than other cat breeds. But remember, hypoallergenic does not mean nonallergenic; it just means less allergenic than other cats breeds. Should you get a Siberian Cat? If you have cat allergies, a Siberian might be a great option for you. Unfortunately, people with very severe cat allergies may still find that they have reactions to Siberians. My husband has “very high” sensitivity to […]
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